“It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea..." Edgar Allan Poe
16 September 2017
Beyond the Big House
Charleston House tours are well known annual events. Visitors love to tour the beautiful mansions and gardens. Today I participated in a unique tour. We went behind the mansions into the kitchen houses, laundry rooms, stables and back gardens. It was an amazing glimpse into the world of the enslaved population of Charleston. The people living in the back often outnumbered the few in the mansions whose lived they supported. Sadly I wasn't allowed to take pictures on private property so had to make do with a few shots from the street.
Many thanks to everyone who made the Beyond the Big House tour possible including my friends English and Joe. The tour was sold out!